Andre King, Athletic Director at Loganville Christian Academy, will soon be bringing some of his other talents to help promote the teachings of the private school in Loganville. He will be stepping down from his current position as the Varsity Football coach and Athletic Director at LCA and transitioning to two new positions with the school.
“For the past 12 years, it has been my privilege to serve as LCA’s Athletic Director and Varsity Football Coach. We have seen a lot of growth happen during the course of that time and I’m really proud of what we have built together,” King said in announcing the change. “This fall I have the opportunity to transition out of the two roles that I have held for a long time to two new roles that I am really excited about!”
King said in his new position he will be the Director of Community Engagement and Student-Athlete College Recruitment.
“First, as Director of Community Engagement, I’ll be working alongside our awesome Admissions/Marketing/Business departments to extend the LCA reach further into the community. It amazes me how many prospective parents still say, ‘we didn’t even know LCA was out here.’ By hosting additional events and tournaments on campus, qualified families who might not otherwise look into LCA might have their curiosity peaked. I’ll also be making lots of contacts throughout the year with local churches, preschool directors, and realtors. Ya’ll know how much I love people and how much I love LCA. This new role is a perfect fit for me,” King said, going on to remind everyone of his love of athletics.
King began his career at LCA after careers in the major leagues in both football and baseball. He was a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns from 2001 to 2004 and also played baseball in the MLB’s Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds farm systems. So he brings some very personal experience to these positions.
“As the Student-Athlete College Recruitment Director, I am going to have the opportunity to walk accepted (not prospective) students/families through all the ins-outs of potentially playing at the next level. After a student is enrolled at LCA, I’ll be coming alongside him/her/parents to help assemble their resume, make contact with colleges, assemble game film, prepare them adequately through strength-conditioning. More than that, I’ll get to invest in them spiritually so that they’re ready to face the pressures of playing athletics at the college level.”
King said they don’t know of another high school around that offers this type of service so LCA believes it will give the school a competitive edge in the marketplace.
“I am looking forward to watching God’s plan unfold for me, my family, and for our broader LCA family,” King said. He will transition to his new role at the school mid-summer.